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Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis / Edition 3

Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis / Edition 3

by Michael F. L'Annunziata
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ISBN-13: 9780123848734
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/20/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1418
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Michael F. L’Annunziata, Ph.D. appears with a detailed biography in the annual editions of Who’s Who in the World from 1987 to 2016 and Who’s Who in America from 2000 to 2016. He majored in chemistry with a BSc degree from St. Edward's University in 1965; and he was awarded MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 1967 and 1970, respectively, and an Honorary Teaching Degree from the Central University of Ecuador in 1978. His graduate thesis research in the 1960s, financed by the then U.S. Atomic Energy Commission directed by Nobel laureate Glenn T. Seaborg, dealt with the analysis of radioactive strontium-89 and strontium-90 in the environment and the remediation of soils contaminated with strontium-90 in the event of nuclear fallout. L’Annunziata was a member of the Board of Governors, International Science Programs at Uppsala University between 1988 and 1991. He was Head of Fellowships and Training at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria from 1987-1991 and has served as IAEA Expert on peaceful applications of nuclear energy for development to over 50 countries of the world from 1976 to 2007. His main research interests have been focused on the development of chemical and instrumental methods for the detection and measurement of radioactive nuclides in the environment and the application of radioactive tracers in biological research. L'Annunziata was first to demonstrate in 1971 the separation of strontium-90 from its daughter nuclide yttrium-90 by electrophoresis as a potential method for strontium-90 analysis (J. Chem. Educ. 48, 700-703). He was the first to postulate in 1970 and 1975 the soil microbial epimerization of myo-inositol to other inositol isomers as a source of inositol phosphate isomers in soils (University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation, 1970 ( and SSSA Journal 30(2), 377-379) and to demonstrate in 1977, with the use of radioactive carbon-14, the soil microbial epimerization of myo-inositol to D-chiro-inositol as a mechanism for the origin of the unique inositol phosphate isomers in soils (SSSA Journal 41(4), 733-736). Michael F. L’Annunziata was Honorary Professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China in 1992. He has authored several books among which his recent book entitled "Radioactivity: Introduction and History" published by Elsevier was on the LibraryJournal’s Best Sellers List in Physics..

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nuclear Radiation, Its Interaction with Matter and Radioisotope Decay.
Gas Ionization Detectors.
Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors.
Semiconductor Detectors.
Liquid Scintillation Analysis: Principles and Practice.
Environmental Liquid Scintillation Analysis.
Radioactivity Counting Statistics.
Sample Preparation Techniques for Liquid Scintillation Analysis.
Cherenkov Counting.
Radioisotope Mass Spectrometry.
Solid Scintillation Analysis.
Flow Scintillation Analysis.
Radionuclide Imaging.
Automated Radiochemical Separation, Analysis, and Sensing.
Radiation Dosimetry.

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